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Dislocated Hip in Dogs

Hip Luxation or Coxofemoral Luxation is typically caused by trauma when the femoral head slips out of the socket. Typically, the ligaments or soft tissues around the joint have been injured and are unable to keep the femoral head in the socket.

Treatment options vary depending on the severity of the injury. Sometimes the hip can be placed back into the socket and heal on its own. Another option is a suture fixation system implanted into the joint to help keep the femoral head in place while the surrounding tissues and ligaments heal. For severe cases, a total hip replacement may be necessary.